November 14, 2016

Alex + Priya Engagement | Duke University | Durham, NC

FILED IN: Engagement

Before the leaves are completely gone and the winter leaves summer far behind, I had to share Priya and Alex’s gorgeously vibrant engagement session. Duke is near and dear to their hearts so they decided to fly down from NJ and asked me to capture it for them.

Their story in their own words:

“Months before Priya and Alex were destined to meet, Priya went to brunch with her cousin Amit who was visiting New York City for the weekend.  Amit brought along one of his friends, Sumati, who casually mentioned she had a friend that would be just perfect for Priya.

Although, Sumati failed to tell Priya who this mystery man was, she did not fail to mention he was one of the most caring people she knew PLUS he was in “excellent shape.”

Although, Priya shuddered a bit because she hadn’t seen the inside of a gym in years, she knew it would be hard to say no to someone who seemed so kind.  Unfortunately, Priya didn’t know where she would be attending law school in the fall, so she told Sumati she wouldn’t be interested.

However, little did she know that fate would still bring them together a few months later. Priya was in Atlanta, Georgia for Amit’s wedding.  Amit’s sister Meenal asked Priya to accompany her to pick up Amit’s best man from the airport who was arriving from New York to help with wedding preparations.  And who do you ask was the best man? Alex!

If you ask Priya she will completely deny that she knew Alex was the same guy who Sumati had tried to introduce her to.  Alex seems to believe the opposite . . . he will obviously say, “she picked me up!”  As Meenal and Priya pulled up to the airport, they spotted the lone Indian man in the baby pink shirt.  Poor Meenal could not get a single word in the entire car ride home because Alex and Priya could not stop talking.

They talked about Priya’s love for Singas Pizza, Alex’s new puppy Cameron, and their mutual desire to try Ethiopian food.  Throughout the entire weekend, friends and family began to notice an undeniable chemistry between Priya and Alex.  Alex definitely couldn’t deny the attraction, so after the wedding reception he discretely found some time to ask Amit for permission to ask out his little cousin.  And after all that, Alex mustered up the courage to ask Priya if they could try Ethiopian food together when they returned to New York.  This became the beginning of new things they would try together and new memories they would make for the rest of their lives.”

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  1. Courtney

    November 15th, 2016 at 12:12 am

    These images are gorgeous as usual! I love your style and imagination (like the one with the legal book!) and your eye for turning a moment magical. You are so talented and I am so glad you decided to pursue your dream of becoming a photographer! The world is a better place (art-wise) for it. 🙂

  2. jdecamp

    November 15th, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Haha…I love you Courtney! Thank you so much fellow creative dreamer.

  3. Ines

    November 15th, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  4. jdecamp

    November 15th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you so much Ines!

  5. Mary-Jane Jones

    November 15th, 2016 at 2:52 am

    Christina, what a beautiful couple and campus. You captured it all perfectly!!!!!

  6. jdecamp

    November 15th, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you Mary Jane!

  7. Jen Nizzi

    November 15th, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, these images are stunning!

  8. jdecamp

    November 16th, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you bestie!

  9. Alice

    November 16th, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    You are so amazing, Christina!! Your photos of this beautiful couple are stunning!

  10. jdecamp

    November 16th, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you so much Alice!

  11. Liza Kim

    November 16th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Beautiful!!! How did you “empty out” the campus? lol 🙂

  12. jdecamp

    November 16th, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Haha…lucky day!

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